‘Terrorist explosion’ in Tunisian capital

Tunisia’s interior ministry has said that at least nine people have been injured after a 30-year-old woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunis.

Having no previously known militant background, the interior ministry has described the blast, which has occurred more than three years after two deadly terror attacks in the country, as a ‘terrorist explosion’. Tunisia has been under a state of emergency since 2015.

Reports reveals that eight of those hurt in the explosion on Avenue Habib Bourguiba were police officers. The explosion was 200 metres from the French Embassy and on the same road as the interior ministry.

The previously mentioned terrorist attacks involved an attack on the capital's Bardo Museum in March 2015, leaving 22 people dead. Just a few months later, in June, another 38 people were killed in a resort in Sousse.

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